Candace Necyk, MSc, PhD

PhD in Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.
Date: September, 2020
Thesis Title: A Population-Wide Evaluation of Comprehensive Annual Care Plans by Physicians and Pharmacists in Alberta

Nathan McClure, BSc, MSc, MPH, PhD

PhD in Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.
Date: June, 2020
Thesis Title: Exploring the applicability of the minimally important difference concept in interpreting generic indirect preference-based health-related quality of life outcomes

Xuejing (Jennifer) Jin, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, APERSU, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

Hayford Avedzi, PhD

PhD in Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.
Date: December, 2018
Thesis Title: Dietary Assessment and Glycemic Index in Type 2 Diabetes
Current Status: Post Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dax G. Rumsey, MD, MSc

MSc in Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: August, 2018
Thesis Title: Enthesitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Canadian Children
Current Status: Pediatric Rheumatologist, Stollery Children’s Hospital

T. Ben Dubois, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: August, 2018
Thesis Title: Time to failure and development of complications in new diagnosis type 2 diabetics: Canada compared to the US
Current Status: Employed by OKAKI Health Intelligence Inc.

Maxim Eskin, MSc, B.Pharm with honours

MSc in Health Services and Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.
Date: September 2017
Thesis Title: Drug Exposure Definition and Healthy User Bias Impacts on the Evaluation of Oral Anti Hyperglycemic Therapies
Current Status: Pharmacist

Christopher Chen, MSc

MSc Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: June 2016
Thesis Title: The relationship between metformin exposure, prostate cancer and race/ethnicity
Current Status: Employed by Alberta Health

Danielle Thiel, MSc

MSc Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: June 2016
Thesis Title: The Association of Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Current Status: Medical School Student, University of Alberta

Jessica Beatty, MSc

MSc Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta Date: February 2015
Thesis Title: Identifying Prognostic Factors for Poor Outcomes in Adults with Bacteremic Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Current Status: Research Assistant, Edmonton Musculoskeletal Centre

Karly Achtymichuk, MSc

MSc Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: August 2015
Thesis Title: Influenza Vaccination in Patients with Diabetes: Exploration of the Healthy User in Pharmacoepidemiology Studies
Current Status:  Pharmacist, Grey Nuns Hospital

Ahmed Abdelmoneim, PhD

PhD in Pharmacy, Faculty of  University of Alberta Date: September 2015

Marni Armstrong, PhD

PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Calgary
Date: January 2015
Thesis Title:  Improving Access and Adherence to Exercise in People with Type 2 Diabetes
Current Status: Adjunct Professor, Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary

Nonsikelelo Mathe, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
December 2012 – December 2014
Research Area: Diabetes and Nutrition
Current Status:  Research Associate, University of Alberta

Bushra Khokhar, BSc, MSc

Masters of Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology, University of Calgary
Date:  September 19, 2014
Thesis Title:  Exploring Novel Diabetes Surveillance Methods: A Comparison of Administrative, Laboratory and Pharmacy Data Case Definitions
Current Status:  Research Associate, University of Calgary

Daniala Weir, BSc, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date:  June 26, 2014
Thesis Title:  Role of Multimorbidity and Patterns of Care in Patients with Acute and Chronic Conditions
Current Status:  Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Fatima Al Sayah, BSN, MS, PhD

Interdisciplinary PhD in Health Services & Policy Research, School of Public Health and Nursing, University of Alberta
Date:  September 17, 2013
Thesis Title:  Health Literacy and Health Outcomes in Diabetes
Current Status:  Research Associate, ACHORD, University of Alberta

Jongnam Hwang, PhD

PhD in Health Services and Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date Defended:  August 23, 2013
Thesis Title:  Socioeconomic Disparities in Eye Care Services and Eye Complications Among Patients with Diabetes in Canada
Current Status:  Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Social Welfare and Health Administration, Wonkwang University, Iksan-si, SouthKorea

Gaetanne Murphy, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date Defended: August 9, 2013
Thesis Title:  Impact of Location Care on Adherence to Cardiovascular Medications
Current Status:  Research Officer for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Calypse Agborsangaya, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: March 2011 to September 2012
Research Area:  Diabetes and Multimorbidity: Determinants and Outcomes
Current Status:  Epidemiologist, Alberta Health

Darren Lau, MD PhD

PhD in Health Services and Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: Defended August 2012
Thesis Title: Diabetes and Influenza-Attributable Illness: The Rationale for Targeted Influenza Vaccinations in Adults with Diabetes
Current Status: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

Isabelle Colmers, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: Defended July 2012
Thesis  Title: Understanding the Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes and Bladder Cancer
Current Status: Undergraduate Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta

Sonia Butalia, MSc, MD, FRCPC

MSc in Community Health Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Date: Defended January 2012
Thesis Title: Clinical, Sociodemographic, and Environmental Factors Associated with Hospitalizations for Acute Complications in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Current Status: Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary

JM Gamble, PhD

PhD in Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Date: Defended January 2012
Thesis Title: The Impact of Restrictive Drug Coverage Policies on Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods and Health Outcomes
Current Status: Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

Lauren Bresee, PhD

PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended June 2010
Thesis Title: Mental Health and Chronic Medical Conditions: Schizophrenia, Its Treatment, Risk of Metabolic Complications, and Health Care Utilization
Current status: Research Officer for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Saskia Vanderloo, MSc

MSc in Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended June 2010
Thesis Title: Diabetes surveillance and data validity among children and adolescents
Current status: Research Coordinator, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Samantha Bowker, PhD

PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended June 2009
Thesis Title: Antidiabetic Agents and Cancer Outcomes: Are There Differences Between Agents?
Current status: Assistant Scientific Director, Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services

Robin Lau, PhD

MSc in Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended August 2008
Thesis Title: Projecting the Future Burden of Diabetes in Alberta (2006-2035)
Current status: Research Associate, SPOR Pragmatic Clinical Trials Platform, University of Alberta

Dean Eurich, PhD

PhD in Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: Defended May 2007
Thesis Title: Outcomes Associated with Antidiabetic Agents in Patients with Diabetes and Heart Failure.
Current status: Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

Carolyn Green, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Economics
Date: July 2006 – June 2007
Research Area: Health Informatics (Knowledge Translation)
Current status: Research Associate, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta.

Doreen Rabi, MD, FRCPC, MSc

MSc in Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Date: Defended June 2006
Thesis title: Socio-Economic Status and Diabetes: Disease burden, clinical profiles and quality of care.
Current status: Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, Cardiac Sciences and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary.

Sheri Pohar, PhD (nee Maddigan)

Ph.D. in Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Date: September 2001 – December 2004
Thesis title: Studies of Health-Related Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes.
Current status: Research Officer, HTA, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.

Nan Luo, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Department of Public Health Sciences and Institute of Health Economics
Date: September 2003 – November 2004
Research Area: Valuation of EQ-5D Health States
Current Status: Research Analyst, QualityMetric, Rhode Island, US.

Alison Supina, MSc

M.Sc. in Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Date: September 2002 – July 2004
Thesis title: Construct validity of HRQL measures in Type 1 diabetes.
Current Status: PhD Student, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary.

Chad Mitchell, MSc

M.Sc. in Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
Date: September 2000 – May 2003
Thesis title: Social and Behavioral Correlates of Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Current status: Policy Analyst, Pharmaceutical Policy & Programs, Alberta Health & Wellness.